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Four Commodores on volleyball All-PLAC

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By LARRY GOFFINET
Sports Editor

LEOPOLD—For the second year in a row Perry Central has placed a record-tying four girls on the All-PLAC volleyball team.
Senior Hannah Harpenau made it for the third year in a row. Senior hitter Sydney Goffinet and junior setter Grace James were repeat selections from last year, and junior hitter Jordan Sprinkle made it for the first time.
Besides this year and last, Perry Central also had four girls make the team in 1986, ’97 and ’98.
Last year the Commodores tied Paoli for first in the conference. This year they dominated the conference, winning all six matches in straight sets, so “I was hoping to get five on there,” said Perry Central Coach Becky Genet. “But I thought we’d probably get four.”
Harpenau led Perry Central in kills with 329 and in serving percentage at 92.7 percent. She made 293 digs and 12 blocks and served 27 aces.
In conference play she made 58 kills and 49 digs and served 93.2 percent.
Goffinet set a school record in hitting percentage this year (among players with at least 500 attempts) at .329. Kills minus errors divided by total attempts determines that figure.
Goffinet made 314 kills and 41 blocks and served 48 aces.
She made 54 kills in conference matches and led the conference with a .375 hitting percentage among players with 100 attempts.
James broke her own school record with 905 assists this season, including 179 in conference play.
She served 43 aces—eight in conference play.
Sprinkle led the Commodores with 101 blocks this season and made 212 kills.
She made 49 kills in conference matches and tied for the conference lead in blocks with 34.
Besides Perry Central’s three, Paoli’s Riley Bals-meyer and Orleans’ Bailey Gray were the only repeat selections from last year.
Gray made it for the fourth year.
All-PLAC team (listed alphabetically): Riley Balsmeyer, Paoli; Kayla Elsea, Crawford County; Sydney Goffinet, Perry Central; Bailey Gray, Orleans; Hannah Harpenau and Grace James, Perry Central; Allie Owens, Mitchell; Hannah Pendley and Rebecca Pierce, Springs Valley; Shelby Springer, West Washington; Jordan Sprinkle, Perry Central; Taylor Wheeler, Orleans